Conference 2016 Abstracts are available HERE
NZIFST BiteSize Surveys
NZIFST is running infrequent BiteSize surveys for members - seeking answers to the questions which exercise the management team. What do members REALLY want, do they appreciate the advantages they receive from membership, how can we do better so that membership of NZIFST is a source of pride and support in their professional careers?
BiteSize #1 drew on the 2015/2017 Strategic plan which focuses on initiatives aimed at expanding visibility of our organisation among key audiences, supporting NZIFST’s financial strength and providing services to members and our industry in maintaining a supply of qualified practitioners, asking members to rate the various activities.
BiteSize #2 was to support one of this year's conference sessions and asked for your views on GM technology in New Zealand - from cultivation, research and sale to your concerns and perceived ooportunities.
NZIFST 50th ANNIVERSARY BOOK
To mark our 50th anniversary, NZIFST has published a book, recording the history of the organisation, its people, and its activities. The book is a high quality, soft cover, A4 landscape size, around 130 pages. The Editors have used photographs to illustrate short articles about people, publications, and events through the years: a lucky dip of the Institute’s timeline.
The 50th Book was launched at the Institute’s 50th Anniversary Conference in Palmerston North 30 June - 2 July, 2015. The price is only $NZ 34.95 including GST and Postage & Packing within NZ.
ORDER your book here: Anniversary Book Order Form
AIFST CAREER PLANNING TOOLS - NZIFST MEMBERS ONLY
NZIFST is pleased to provide this set of Career Planning Tools, orginally developed by the AIFST, to be used by members to assist them as they navigate their career in the food industry. The CPT package summarises the stages of career planning, offers a number of tools to help individuals evaluate their progress and plan future actions at each stage. It also provides a comprehensive list of career options, categorised both by type of work environment and by job description.
NZIFST MEMBERS ONLY - PASSWORD REQUIRED.
NZIFST AWARDS WINNERS
2015 J C ANDREWS AWARD - Dean Stockwell
2015 JCA winner Dean Stockwell (centre) with President David Everett and JC Andrews' grand-daughter, Cath Andrews.
2015 RON HOOKER AWARD for EXEMPLARY SERVICE - Winna Harvey
Winna Harvey with President David Everett.
2015 DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD for the DAIRY INDUSTRY - Rod Bennett
2015 DSA winner, Rod Bennett (centre) with Patron Kevin Marshall and NZIFST Dairy Division Chairman, Don Otter.
2015 NZIFST FELLOWSHIP
(L to R): Debbie Hawkes, Paulette Elliott, President David Everett, Sally Ostick, Allan Main, Charles Brennan
2015 LEADERSHIP AWARD - Joy Thompson (BEO Bakels)
The New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology (NZIFST) is the country’s leading professional association representing people working in the food industry, or in related research and teaching, who apply science and technology to the processing, manufacture and distribution of foods.
The NZIFST provides members and non-members with outstanding opportunities for networking, professional development and peer recognition. The Institute has over 1,200 members from more than 400 companies, so like-minded professionals can enjoy regular branch meetings, an annual conference and exhibition, the Food Industry Training programme (FIT), Special Interest Groups, free publications, career planning assistance, and a programme of national and international awards for excellence. NZIFST members receive significant discounts to NZIFST events and to a range of other industry events. At every opportunity, our members are invited to share their knowledge, experience and ideas and discuss industry developments, issues and concerns.
The NZIFST and its members also work extensively across all levels of the education sector to promote the food industry as a career option; including the highly successful NZIFST/CREST Student Product Development Challenge – a programme for senior secondary school students.
Established in 1965, the NZIFST is a volunteer, not for profit, incorporated society.
More about NZIFST.
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